What does Mac mean?
Mac [mac] as a boys' name is pronounced mak. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mac is "son of". Scottish and Irish surname prefix used as a given name or nickname. Mack is an ancient Scottish given name. See also Mackenzie, Maxwell, and Mc-.
(male) Mad, Mic, ..
(female) Macta, Mami, .. Middle name pairings:
Mac Benaiah (M.B.), ..
How popular is Mac?
Mac is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#979 out of 1220, Top 80%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#14664 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Mac reached its peak position of #493 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is currently at #1096. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Mac (#1096 in recent rankings) are Mack (#661 in recent rankings), Mackenzie, Mackie, Macklin (#1728), Maximilian (#437), Maximus (#197), Maxwell (#113), Mccoy (#1050) and Mckay. These relations of Mac were favored by parents in 2015 (adoption of 0.37%), except for forms like Mackenzie which have become less in vogue. Maximilian, Maximus and Maxwell are three of the more chic birth names in this list.